Can Do does again at Harrington
Harrington, DE --- Chris Giaccio and Victor Kirby’s Can Do ($8.80, Victor Kirby) notched his third straight win on Wednesday in the $19,000 Open trot at Harrington Raceway.
|Can Do won for the third straight time on Wednesday.|
Allan Davis, Ross Wolfenden, Jim Morand and Kirby each had driving doubles.
-- Matt Sparacino
All signs said it might be a good night for The Mistress in the $6,700 Open II pace for fillies and mares at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night. The signs were right. Conditioned by Batavia Downs' leading trainer John Mungillo, guided by top driver Greg Merton and starting on the rail, The Mistress ($5.60) took advantage of all the positives and cruised to a 1-1/4 length victory over White Jade in 1:56.2 on the fast track and extended her win streak to three. White Jade, the 3-5 favorite, took the early advantage but The Mistress regained the lead by the quarter pole. It was clear sailing from there as she paced fractions of :28.4, :58.4 and 1:27.4 and never looked back. White Jade (Ray Fisher Jr.) held on for second while Delightful Syd (Kevin Cummings) took the show spot as neither posed a serious threat in the stretch. The Mistress (Astreos--One Enforser) is a 6-year-old mare owned by Super Mile LLC. She now has four victories in 14 starts in 2013 and upped her earnings to $18,227 and $177,219, lifetime. Live racing will resume on Friday night, with a 12-race program scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., ET. The featured $8,500 Open trot will go off as the seventh race with Mythical Hall the 3-1 morning line favorite. Kevin Cummings will be in the sulky and score Mythical Hall from the three post. There will also be a pair of C.K.G. Billings amateur races which will be the second and fourth races on card.
The last two races at Scioto Downs Racino were cancelled Wednesday night due to a power outage of the track lights in the clubhouse turn.
Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Max Will Start continued his terrific season at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Wednesday night as the claiming pacer won for the eighth time this year. Wally Hennessey piloted the 8-year-old pacer for trainer Mike Carrubba and moved Max Will Start (Mach Three) to the early lead. The favorite never had an anxious moment in going wire-to-wire in 1:56.4 over a sloppy Spa oval. It was the third consecutive victory for Max Will Start whose owner Robert Pucila also saw his All Powerful (Stephane Bouchard) prevail on the 13-race card. Max Will Start is one of the winningest horses of the season at Saratoga.